SOUGETSU was built for a museum for a painter who draw buddhist paintings 25 years ago. This is a ryokan where you can live in a kind of a Japanese museum.
SOUGETSU caters only one party a night to stay for your relaxed time in Yufuin. You are the only guest at Sougetsu, with exclusive use of all facilities such as a 100% hotspring inside bath, gallery room and Japanese tatami room overlooking the Japnese garden.
In addition, Sougetsu cares lots about food - a simple concept of cooking with seasonal organic vegetables bought fresh from our farms and a mountain. It is very important for us to eat seasonal and local foods. We cook mainly Japanese food with many kinds of seasonal and fresh vegetalbes. we have “Muslim friendly” menu using food ingredients certified by halal without any pork or alcohol and vegetarian menu.
It is located about 20 minutes walk away from Yufuin Station. We can pick you up at the station by car. Please feel free to contact to us. Sougetsu is a traditional thatched roof upscale and you can see Mr. Yufu from the terrace and gallery room exclusively.
rice is an essential part of Japanese cuisine. We believe that Japanese are made by rice. Even nowadays the consumption of rice has been dynamically dropped, we believe that to eat rice is to be in health for good. Rice also comes from our garden. We are still practicing the traditional farming method of Kakeboshi (method of drying rice stalks to harvest the grain). Thanks to the Kakeboshi, rice is more smell, tasty and moderate chewiness. We use the original rice cooker called DONABE, one of Japan’s highly-regarded traditional ceramics. You can choose white rice or brown rice for dinner or breakfast. Rich fiber and other nutrients such as vitamin B1, B2, B6 etc, contained in the brown rice.
SOUGETSU is 25 years old with a thatched roof using kaya (grass) from Kumamoto prefecture. This is environmental well-being for earth and traditional Japanese architecture. The central axis of this house is completely open to the Mt. Yufu. You will enjoy not only the outside view of Mt. Yufu but also the unique mix of modern and classic design architecture . It is necessary to replace thatches once in a decade to maintain thatched roofs. It is nowadays hard to find thatched roof repair craftsman, but we would like to keep this tradition as many years as possible. Now we found a craftsman in the next town, Kokonoe.
It has own original hot spring source and the water is mild alkali simple spring of pH 8. Alkaline hot spring waters provide feeling soapy on the skin. You will experience the private inside onsen overlooking a beautiful garden.
Ryokan is a place for sleeping. Sougetsu considers guests deep sleep at night. We equip higy-quality organic futon bedding set which is produced by a traditional futon company considering , Ishitaya, from Kanazawa in Japan.
Sougetsu only use eco-friendly soaps, natural cleaning products and 100% organic cotton towels. We aim to make our ryokan more eco-friendly for all gurests to stay more comfortably.
We grow local herbs & vegetables in our organic gardens; We use non-hybrid and non-F1 seeds. You will taste many kinds of traditional and seasonal organic vegetables which are not sold even in supermarkets in Japan. Those seasonal foods are so strong, smelly, and tasty and sustain good health for your body. Any menus are different every day, dependeing on our farm and season. We do NOT use any frozen and prepared food and USE mild natural seasonings. you will enjoy wonderful real Japanese food.
Japan is the world's biggest food saste producer. The hotel industry should reduce the amount of waste produced by implementing and following a waste management system that is modeled around the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle. We have been sending organic waste to a farmer to be made into compost. Also Sougetsu tries to reduce amenity goods such as disposable tooth brushes and cosmetics and sell amenities which guests use longer, not only 1 day.
|Guests||Breakfast Package||Breakfast&Dinner Package|
|※Consumption Tax and Service Charge NOT Included.|
|Total room space||96.20m²|
|Check IN/OUT||IN 15:00 / OUT 11:00
|Room Amenities||iPad/TV/CD Player/Towels/Hair Dryer/Yukata/Linen Pajama/Coffee/Tea/Mineral Water/Refrigerator/Slippers/Pot/Bath Amenities/Iron|
|Cancel Policy||All changes or cancellations must be made before 72 hours prior to your arrival to avoid a penalty - 4 days before arrival=20%, 3 to 2 days before arrival=30%,1 day before arrival=50%, Same day of arrival= 80%, No-Show (In case of no contact)= 100%|
|Amenity for sale||・ toothbrush and toothpaste
・cosmetics for make-up and facewash
・No pets and kids(less than 12 years old)
Please check the following calender first, then give us your information by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We reply to your email address in 24 hours.
According to your interests, we will arrange a licensed tour guide in English for tourist attractions in Beppu,
Yufuin, Kokonoe and Aso area in Kumamoto as follows. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Price Table for a tour
|Number of guests||1 or 2|
|Tour fare 4 hours||¥18,000|
|Tour fare 8 hours||¥26,000|
|Transportation fee||Public transportation fare, Lunch, Admission fee will be additionally charged.|
|on the day- :100%|
|2-4 days prior:20%|